If the U.S. wins the gold medal in basketball, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are brilliant. If the Americans lose, like they did in 2004, then it's Coach K's fault. That's how Caulton Tudor sees the predicament the Duke coach faces next month in Beijing.
To a large degree, Tudor's right. Any time the U.S. loses in the Olympic (1972, 1988, 2004) there's plenty of blame to go around with the coaches (John Thompson and Larry Brown) bearing the brunt of the two most recent failures.